Wordpress

Wordpress

Website creation and publishing platform

4.6/5 (9371 reviews)

Wordpress Overview

WordPress is a website and blog creation and publishing platform with tools for aesthetic designing, visitor tracking, content storage and upload, and more. With WordPress users can get a blog or website, or both, started in very little time, using only an email address. Users get their own WordPress.com address (like you.wordpress.com), 3 gigabytes of free file storage, and a selection of pre-made, free, and customizable designs for the blog, and many other features.

When setting up a WordPress website, users can add a custom domain and manage design, layout, and content from within the platform. Written content can be easily added and work is automatically saved every few seconds to avoid loss of content. The drag and drop editor facilitates the addition of images or videos into posts and pages, and users can create photo galleries, embed audio, and stream video from their website. With WordPress, users can blog as much as they want for free, and blogs and websites can be public to the world or private for just friends.

Additional features of WordPress include built-in social sharing to spread the word of new posts or content, in-depth statistics and visual analytics to gain insight into website visitors and demographics, and search engine optimization (SEO) tools to help new visitors find the website.

Pricing

Starting from
€4,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Wordpress Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
94% positive reviews
5864
Excellent
2919
Very good
521
Average
50
Poor
17
Terrible
Stacy M.

Anyone can build their own website

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/19
Review Source: Capterra

I'm not new to building websites. I used to use Joomla and phpbb to build sites. I actually got fairly good at it. One day I decided to try Wordpress. I was concerned, as I didn't wish to build a blog. I always considered Wordpress blog software. I soon was very surprised that it goes well beyond blogs. It is one of the easiest to use to build your own website.

Pros

This software is beyond user friendly. With a small amount of research, you can build a professional looking website. This saves a purchaser a large amount of money. paying someone to build your site is very costly, and some non-for-profits simply don't have the capital to do so.

Cons

Unfortunately, Wordpress has always had a spam issue. Every contact form from Wordpress is constantly hit with spam. You can use captcha to offset the spam and use some plugins made to stop the spam, but there are always a few that slip through.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jake H.

The Best CMS Out There

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/15
Review Source: Capterra

I would choose no other platform for my website. I've built and managed sites on Wix, Squarespace, Shopify, and more. WordPress is by far the best CSM out there, especially for SEO. That's all our agency uses for our clients' sites. And if they're not on WordPress, we encourage them to migrate.

Pros

The best thing about WordPress is the amount of functionality and control it offers over your website. There's nothing you can't do with it. Since their CMS is an OpenSource platform and the most widely used CMS, just about every host out there can host your WordPress site. On the note of it being OpenSource, you're not bound to the first party features of the CMS like you would be with Wix or Squarespace. You can find a 3rd-party plugin for literally anything you need your site to do without having to have any website development background.

Cons

There is a learning curve to getting started, I'll admit. It takes anyone a decent amount of time to get going on the platform and really understand what they're doing. With that being said, there are tons of resources out there. All it takes is a little time investment to master your WordPress site. If you don't have anyone teach you how to operate the backend of the site, it can seem not very intuitive.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Melissa N.

good website product

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/08
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I really like it - it is just inconsistency with customer service that wastes time

Pros

I like the ease of use and customer service is available in a variety of ways. It is easy for a non-developer and looks professional. Easy to add purchase or donate button. Over all I really like it

Cons

Some of the web pages are hard to change. One customer service agent told me to do it one way and actually changed some things themselves - but it was wrong and very difficult to change. The next customer service agent said it was set up wrong to begin with so those pages had to almost be deleted altogether. Also, there are many answers to the same question I found out - differing customer service agents will send instructions and links to differing ways of doing the same thing. Also, some customer service agents do not read the question in chat - it takes repeating the same question or giving the same answer several times as they do not take time to read

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Jemma C.

The only option I'd use for my website for my start-up

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/09
Review Source: Capterra

I used Wordpress to host my start-up Journo Resources and it's been a well functioning and customisable solution. It was easy to set up, I'm able to do the majority of it myself, and I've found it easy to integrate the work of outside developers. As my business is based entirely online, it's important for me to have a lot of control, and this helps me to do this is a customisable way.

Pros

There are a number of features I'm a big fan of on Wordpress.org, mainly centred around ease of use, customisation:

• This is one of the easiest pieces of kit to set up in terms of your website, and they're very good at walking you through how to tie it all together when you're starting out.
• It's intuitive, so you don't have to spend a lot of time explaining to people what they need to do, and there are good (and customisable) permission levels so you can make sure the right people have access to the right things.
• The platform is free! All you need to pay for is your own hosting.
• It's incredibly customisable. There are no shortage of Wordpress developers out there if you're looking for a custom build, and there are thousands of plug-ins and themes which can sort you out if you're looking for an out of the box solution. For the most part, I don't need anyone else to look at the website on a day to day basis, and am able to effectively manage it myself.

Cons

There is a ratings system on the plug-ins, but it would be good to make this more robust. Generally, though, I'm very happy with the service.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jason W.

Easy, fast, ridiculously customizable

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/24
Review Source: Capterra

Years ago, when I first started using WordPress, it was because I'd been doing the occasional client website from scratch for many years. HTML, coded by hand, graphic and colors layouts, etc. Eventually it no longer made sense, especially as we moved into the era of working with databases, caching systems, etc. It just made sense to find a solution that already had that backend in place, rather than reinventing the wheel every time. So I tried several systems: Drupal, Joomla, and others, before finally coming to WordPress. When I finally tried it, it was a revelation: lots of clear documentation, a massive community of users who help each other through the learning curve and the assorted issues that inevitably appear, more plugins and themes than you could ever imagine.

I stumbled a bit with the learning curve back then, though mind you, this was at least a decade ago. WordPress, in the time since, has become so easy to setup that most web hosts these days will, in fact, do it automatically at the press of a button if that's what you wish. Basic setup couldn't be any easier, in my estimation, and for a lot of people, that will be enough. If you're a more advanced user, however, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to extend the system's capabilities.

Beyond plugins, there are also countless cloud services that integrate with WordPress in various ways. For example, FreshWorks offers a number of systems, such as help desk ticketing, live customer support chat, etc.

Pros

I've been using WordPress for many years, and the thing I like most is that it's constantly evolving, changing, becoming more than it was. Year after year, absolutely without fail, WordPress becomes a more sophisticated, more streamlined, more functional system for managing websites, and I can't recommend it enough.

Cons

Like any software system, WordPress has a learning curve that can be a little challenging if you're new to the world of Content Management Systems. You'll hear a lot about all that WP can do, and it's true, but often, that functionality comes via plugins or custom built themes you'll have to add yourself. It's not hard, and if you're an experienced web person, you'll get it easily, but for the newbie it might be a challenge. Don't worry, you can manage it, though.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Wordpress Pricing

Starting from
€4,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Wordpress offers a free plan (3GB storage), as well as paid plans:

Personal plan: €4/month (billed yearly) with 6GB of storage and a custom domain name.

Premium plan: €8/month (billed yearly) with 13GB of storage, a custom domain name, and monetization options.

Business plan: €25/month (billed yearly) with unlimited storage space, a custom domain name, and a range of additional features including plugins, Wordpress branding removal, and more.

Wordpress Features

  • Content Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Social Media Integration
  • Website Management

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Custom Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Product Catalog
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search Functionality
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • eCommerce Integration
  • eCommerce Management

Additional information for Wordpress

Key features of Wordpress

  • Anti spam
  • Automatic backup
  • Content management
  • Continuous backup
  • Custom landing pages
  • Customizable branding
  • Customizable templates
  • Data import/export
  • Demographic data
  • Design management
  • Document storage
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email integration
  • File management
  • Image editing
  • Integrated stats system
  • Landing page templates
  • Multi-language
  • Multimedia support
  • Performance reports
  • Privacy options, including members-only blogs
  • SEO management
  • Sidebar widgets
  • Social media integration
  • Social network marketing
  • Subscriber management
  • Text editing
  • Visitor tracking
  • Visual analytics
  • WYSIWYG editor
  • Website builder
  • Website creation
  • Website management

Benefits

  • Integrated stats system: Gain insight into website visitors such as where they're from, when they visited, and what they viewed.

  • Built-in themes and templates: Choose from hundreds of customizable themes and adapt them to suit business needs.

  • Drag and drop editor: Add images and other content to pages, directly from the desktop or stored within WordPress, using the drag and drop editor.

  • Social sharing: Allow posts and content to be shared on social media, and add sharing buttons to the website in order to spread the word.

  • Custom domain: Benefit from a custom domain name either with or without the WordPress branding depending on subscription type.

  • Wordpress FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Wordpress.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Wordpress offer?

    Wordpress offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: €4,00/month

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Not Available

    Wordpress offers a free plan (3GB storage), as well as paid plans:

    Personal plan: €4/month (billed yearly) with 6GB of storage and a custom domain name.

    Premium plan: €8/month (billed yearly) with 13GB of storage, a custom domain name, and monetization options.

    Business plan: €25/month (billed yearly) with unlimited storage space, a custom domain name, and a range of additional features including plugins, Wordpress branding removal, and more.

    Q. What are the main features of Wordpress?

    Wordpress offers the following features:

    • Anti spam
    • Automatic backup
    • Content management
    • Continuous backup
    • Custom landing pages
    • Customizable branding
    • Customizable templates
    • Data import/export
    • Demographic data
    • Design management
    • Document storage
    • Drag & drop interface
    • Email integration
    • File management
    • Image editing
    • Integrated stats system
    • Landing page templates
    • Multi-language
    • Multimedia support
    • Performance reports
    • Privacy options, including members-only blogs
    • SEO management
    • Sidebar widgets
    • Social media integration
    • Social network marketing
    • Subscriber management
    • Text editing
    • Visitor tracking
    • Visual analytics
    • WYSIWYG editor
    • Website builder
    • Website creation
    • Website management

    Q. Who are the typical users of Wordpress?

    Wordpress has the following typical customers:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

    Q. What languages does Wordpress support?

    Wordpress supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Wordpress offer?

    Wordpress has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Wordpress support mobile devices?

    Wordpress supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Wordpress integrate with?

    Wordpress integrates with the following applications:

    Administrate, BookingLive, Cloudware City, Mailigen, Mailjet, Net-Results, Raven, Sendloop, WordStream SEO for FireFox, aMember Pro

    Q. What level of support does Wordpress offer?

    Wordpress offers the following support options:

    Knowledge Base, Online Support

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